A Good Muslim Does Not Abuse Others Physically or Verbally – Mufti Menk You know what happens today? If you look at social media, your phones, the messages, the WhatsApp messages, whatever else it may be, a lot of it, has much falsehood, deception, hurtful words, abusive words, insults, refutations that haven’t even given an opportunity to the one we refuted, the chance to explain.
Subhanallah! If you did something wrong and I want to refute you, the minimum is I need to have an audience with you to explain to me what exactly you said, and why you said it or did what you did. And there will probably be an explanation, and if there isn’t, step number 1 is to help, to guide, to be able to communicate, to benefit.
.. People are willing to accept their mistakes if we correct them in a beautiful way. We should be from among those, who consider it an honor to be corrected. But, subhanallah, when we interact with others, sometimes we find people have the worst of words on line.
So the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) says, “Do you know who is the best?” “Do you know who is the best from among you?” “The best of the Muslims are those whom the rests are saved from the evil of their tongues and their hands.
” If you’re a good Muslims, your tongue will never be used to abuse someone. Never! Your tongue will never be used to deceive. If you’re a good Muslim, your hand will never be used to harm. And when we say hand.
Don’t come to me and say, “I just use the gun.” Astaghfirullah. No way! Don’t say that! It means to harm someone in any way. You’re harming them, so, you physical abuse as well as verbal abuse. This is what it’s meant by it.
Imagine the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) more than 14 hundred years back is speaking about physical abuse and verbal abuse. These words we hear about them only now in the last so many decades. Subhanallah. People speak about emotional abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, so much abuse, abuse, abuse, abuse.
Subhanallah. And the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) has already said it. (المسْلِمُ مَنْ سَلِمَ المسْلِمُوْنَ مِنْ لِسَانِهِ وَيَدِهِ) Another narration says, which is more interesting, (المسْلِمُ مَنْ سَلِمَ النَّاسُ مِنْ لِسَانِهِ وَيَدِهِ) “A Muslim is a person whom the others are saved from the evil or the harm of his or her tongue, or actions (words or actions).
” So this makes us the best of people, asked yourself for a moment. Subhaanallah. Are you part of the package?